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Heraion (Temple of Hera)

Main Road, Pythagorion 83102, Greece
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Type: Ancient Ruins
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Nth Qld
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69 reviews 69 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We visited the site in mid-April and were the only two people there at the time. We had hired a car so the site was easy to find and and an enjoyable side trip past quaint homesteads from the main road. We marvelled at the splendour that this site must once have been, although it was at times hard to... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The entrance to the Heraion was dificult to find. We took the bus from Pythagorion and had to walk a few kilometers back to an open entrance (the ones closer to the town are closed). We had a good time at the Heraion. The signs and map are quite helpful in reconstructing what it must have looked like over time... More

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Surrounded by all of the historic stone work gives you the feeling of being back in time of Samos Island history. Enjoyed it very much.

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64 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This site is located just outside Heraion, along a road leiding to the coast. Entrance fee is 3 euro p.p. There are information boards everywhere so you can easily find out what everything is about. There is also a small bar, with a lovely shaded terrace selling drinks and snacks. it is a really Impressive place and lovely to walk... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This site is providing and interesting apostrophe to a similar Hera temple at Sicily, for people who like to follow in the footsteps of history .

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Brit in Oslo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The Temple of Hera is but one example of the rich historical heritage that is Samos. Although ruined over the centuries, one can still sense the imposing nature of what this must have looked like. But make sure you get there before 3pm....

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Somerset
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

First visit the museum in Samos Town to get a better understanding of the history of this site and the authenticity of the stones you see in front of you. ( yes- they are all genuine!). The signage and information boards could be better here and there is an air of neglect evident in the overgrown vegetation and pathways. However... More

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

before our check in at our hotel,my wife asked the driver to take as to hot spot places!,one of those was Temple of Hera!My wife was very exciting,actually her job give her the opportunity to know much more things about history but for my it was a boring visit!

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Hersonissos, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The Heraion is an extra large archaeological site by the sea. It is wonderful to walk around and see ( better, imagine) the XL size of the temple and the statues found there. The signs are sufficient but I would have enjoyed a little presentation of the vegetation in the site.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Such a magnificent treasure to visit. We sat and ate our lunch a midst the ruins that are still being excavated.

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